Meyer Sound has announced four hires and a key promotion. Rob Cowles has been appointed to the newly created position of director, product marketing. Reporting directly to senior vice president of marketing John McMahon, Cowles will take on leadership and responsibilities in the areas of competitive marketing, vertical market strategies, digital initiatives, and customer relations management. Cowles comes to Meyer Sound from the high technology and entertainment sectors, having held prior senior marketing positions at THX, LucasArts, CNET and AOL Time Warner. He is based at Meyer Sound’s Berkeley headquarters campus.
Daniel Rivera, with Meyer Sound since 2016, has been promoted to business development specialist, a role where he will connect with customers by working closely with architects, consultants and end users across multiple vertical markets.
Taking Rivera’s prior position as business development house of worship specialist is Chris Gille. Gille has held key technical management positions at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois and at Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, among others.
Kayla Knoll returns to Meyer Sound as sales support engineer, Midwest. Knoll served at Meyer Sound from 2006 to 2012 in the design services and marketing departments before accepting a position in AV project management in the Midwest. In her new role, Knoll will work with regional sales managers to reinforce sales support activities while maintaining relationships with dealers, integrators and end users. She is based in St. Louis, MO.
Filling a similar position is Rich Hyland, newly appointed as regional sales engineer, Southern California. Hyland comes to Meyer Sound from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he served as sound department manager, overseeing production and post-production equipment and facilities. Other prior experience includes creative and technical positions at Geffen Records and Capitol Records.
QSC has named Christophe Anet product marketing manager for the company’s Live Sound Division, where he will create, curate and refine product marketing content for the company’s live sound products. Fluent in French, English, Italian and German, Anet joined QSC two years ago as product specialist for the EMEA region. His background includes work at Genelec Oy, where he held several positions, as well as time as a project manager for WSDG and employment at FM Acoustics in Switzerland.
Riedel Communications has promoted Justin McClellan from his previous role as system consultant to business development manager for the southern United States. At the same time, Stephen Remich has moved from technical service to a system consultant position. McClellan now reports directly to Joyce Bente, president and CEO of Riedel North America, and Remich reports to Rick Seegull, manager of system consulting at Riedel. Having served as system consultant for Riedel since 2013, McClellan managed RF and communications systems based on Riedel solutions for numerous high-profile events and awards shows. Previously he was RF/comms tech/systems engineer for Alford Media Services.
Remich is a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University (APU), where he received a BFA in cinematic arts. While a student at APU, he served as an engineering intern, helping design, integrate and maintain video, lighting, audio, intercom and electrical systems for large corporate, concert and sporting events.
Solotech has appointed both Cynthia Wong and David Popovski as senior business developers for the company’s Toronto office. Both report directly to Mitchell Sadofsky, sales director. Wong is developing business opportunities for the entertainment, theater and corporate sectors, while Popovski is doing the same for the entertainment, corporate, higher education and sports sectors. With more than 20 years of experience in the audiovisual and lighting industries, Wong has knowledge of sales and systems design and project management, and has developed longstanding relationships with specifiers and engineers.
Meanwhile, drawing on his nearly 15 years of experience in the information technology and agri-food industries for companies such as Nestlé and Wrigley, Popovski has gained knowledge of sales and project management and developed an extended network of contacts.
MXL Microphones has hired Trevor Fedele as its new sales manager for North and South America, and promoted Steve Curto to product manager of MXL’s Pro Audio Division. Fedele worked previously as a sales manager at Amphion Loudspeakers and Slate Digital, and Curto managed sales for M-Audio, TC Electronic and MXL Microphones, where he served for the past two years as national sales manager.
Fedele will manage and serve as the main contact for all pro audio dealers, distributors and retailers throughout North and South America, while Curto will be working with MXL’s engineering team to develop new studio and live stage performance mics.